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Fermented water kefir is relatively easy and quick to make. There’s a bit of kitchen science required to be successful and we lead you through the process as meticulously as possible.

There are few ingredients, water, sugar and flavourings but the quality is critical to the success. Temperature, cleanliness and basic equipment are also important. We recommend our starter kit for anyone trying to make water kefir for the first time. In this kit, you’ll find everything you need, in the right proportions for the greatest chance of success.

Instructions

Step-by-step instructions to ferment your own water kefir.

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Sugar

The sugar you put into your fermentation isn't for you, of course, it's for the cultures. So don't be tempted to reduce the quantity to make it healthier, it will only cause your ferment to fail. Remember, most of the sugar has been processed out by the time it's ready to drink.

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Water

Water kefir grains may benefit from water sources with higher mineral content. Well water and spring water can be naturally high in mineral content and are ideal for making kefir.

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How to Articles

How to Flavour Water Kefir with Fresh Herbs

Fresh herbs add delicious and surprising flavours to water kefir and finding your favourite mix can be a …
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How to Adjust Water Kefir Grains That Are Cloudy and Smelly

Have you ever found your water kefir turning cloudy and a bit stinky? Then your brewing environment is …
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Make Sourdough Starter with Water Kefir

With extra time on our hands, and a shortage of yeast in the grocery aisles, many of us …
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How to Make Water Kefir Vinegar

Water kefir vinegar is easy to make by simply keeping your first ferment brewing longer. This typically takes 5-10 days. Follow your …
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Water Kefir Grain Buy-Back Program

In some conditions, water kefir grains grow and multiply profusely. It’s usually a combination of the type of …
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Lid Open Or Closed During The First Ferment?

Some people find it confusing when they receive their water kefir kit and their first ferment jar contains a rubber seal …
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4 Top Reasons Water Kefir Brews Fail

Water kefir fermentation is very sensitive when you’re first learning and a failed attempt should not stop you …
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How Salt Lamps Can Improve Fermentation

If you’re fermenting water kefir in a cool house, a salt lamp can be an easy way to …
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How To Tame Water Kefir Fizz

It’s such a gratifying day when you open your bottle of water kefir and it has a perfect …
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